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as groups plead for assistance in yemen, an exclusive report inside one city under siege. and isis-inspired attack may have thwarted in australia after five suspects of arrested. and 20 years after the bombing of the u.s. federal building in oklahoma city, a look at one man who could have stopped it. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm paula newton, and this is "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com on friday u.s. president
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barack obama spoke on phone to the leader about a political solution they say is necessary in achieving stability in yemenmeyemen. meantime, a bombing claiming more lives. houthi rebel targets attacked sana and other cities. heavy fighting sais also report where a base was trying to be seized. the united nations is appealing for close to $300 million between those caught between fees fighting on the ground and fleeing. an exclusive look at the people affected by the fighting. the logistics of this report took more than two weeks to organize and required a 30-hour boat ride, a very dangerous one, from aden.
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some of the images you're about to see are quite graphic here is the report. >> reporter: these are the shores of aden. aden has seen some of the fearest fighting since the conflict began. we're unable to sgee the main port. it's too insecure to go in there. we're going into a side port where our ship is now turning into. even here, the fighting between houthi rebels and yemeni government supporters is never very far away. our boat can't dock directly at port so we go in smaller boats to the journey ashore. aden is yemen's second largest city. [ speaking in foreign language ] three weeks into the fighting here and we arrive in a town awash with sewage and watchful checkpoints. this is the hospital that was
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originally a military hospital, but because of the way that the fighting is, isolated these communities and cutting off neighborhoods it has become the de facto general hospital. this is the pharmacy. actually the medicine store. this is all they have here. we're going into the icu, the incentive care unit. ahmed is 5 years old. ahmed shares the ward way man whose lungs flood with blood as he struggles to bleed. ahmed wants the doctors to tell us he didn't cry when they brought him in with bleeding from his stomach and hasn't cried since. this 10-year-old is down the hall from ahmed who lay bleeding three days, her mother told us, as the mortars rained down on their house. the other side of the front line from this area, here civilians causes the clashes are brat to the local neighborhood clinic. a camera pann fiman filmed thist
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it to us. it is still too dangerous to cross ober. t aden feels desolate and abandoned hallowed out by the fighting. the fear of snipers hangs heavy over the empty streets. around the window of the neighborhood bakery is the only crowd we've seen today. people queue every day and all the others like in aden, 24 hours a day. inside the bakery, we soon see why. [ speaking in foreign language ] the owner of this bakery wanted to show us that this is it. this is all the flour that they have left and when that's gone, there is no more. in the hills overlooking aden,
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the shelling has begun. the district's pro-government military commander is being backed by saudi arabia and its coalition. [ speaking in foreign language ] . >> reporter: over the sound of the houthi forces he tells us, we didn't want this war, but we will defend ourselves.
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the air strikes are starting early today. we have to leave before it gets dark. with nightfall in aden come the bullets, the mort ares and the bombs. for cnn, aden, yemen. now you can see much more of this reporting on cnn.com. there you'll find photos of the destruction that she and her team witnessed on the ground, including our cameraman myron blur blunt and learn more about their perilous journey in aden. that's on cnn.com. to australia. plotting a terror attack, in custody. in information this week sparked the terror operation in melbourne. some 200 officers involved in the raids. earlier at a news conference prime minister tony abbott revealed they were targeting police officers. >> there were a series of rides
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in metropolitan melbourne. five people were arrested. we're expecting three to are charged. two will be charged with preparing a terrorist act. the act that we believe was in preparation involved attacks against police officers. that's as much as we can say at this stage, except for this -- that we believe that the attack was inspired by, or the potential attack, was inspired by a death cult in the middle east. with that said, investigators believe the teenage suspects are not associated with any terror groups. isis, though, is now claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate in ish bill, iraq. at least four dead, 18 injured. the attack took many by surprise and erbil is considered a kurdish stronghold.
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meanwhile, battling isis militants at country's larger oil refinery in boccauc baiji. iraqi tv reports the former right-hand man to iraqi dictator saddam hussein has been killed by security forces. he had become a leader in the so sunni extremist movement. our correspondent joins now from hong kong. to get to this issue of this man for a moment, do we know anything concrete? they claimed he was dead, never turned out. for years the u.s. had a bounty on his head, and how significant is it even if he is dead? i know he had been helping isis, but really is it a significant thing? >> it is important to point out that ib broo hymn -- ibrahim al
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has been dead many times and brought back to life. saddam hussein's former right-hand man, reports he was killed, but also photographic and video evidence we've been looking at that do show what appear to be the body of an elderly man with a beard that is clearly dyed red and does appear to resemble the former baathist official who famously called a kuwaiti official, before the u.s. invasion of iraq, a monkey, and a puppet of the u.s. at an arab summit. what is striking about this, if, in fact, he was killed, it highlights the fact that a man who was dubbed the king of clubs in the u.s. military's deck of cards of most wanted, iraqi outlaws, a man who had a $10 million u.s. bounty on his head, succeeded in surviving in iraq, which has been a very turbulent
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battleground for more than a decade, since the u.s. invasion. it highlights the fact that he's succeeded in surviving all these years, that he did, in fact, lead a gorilla groriluerrilla g allied stell with isis when it swept to power over the northern city of mosul last summer. there had been reports of tensions between al durori and isis in the months since then. if in fact killed it's not lookly to be a big blow against isis which has succeeded in endiring u.s. coalition-led air strikes and fighting on several fronts at the same toime across two countries. it would be the end of an era for what's left of the remnants of saddam hussein's regime which was largely smashed in 2003 by the u.s. military. >> ivan, if we go to other developments there in iraq, we
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were talking about the bombing near the u.s. consulate in erbil. from your understanding, is this -- does this say anything significant about at what point we're at now with the battle with isis on the ground in iraq? >> reporter: well it is certainly frightening people who considered erbil to be a safe haven. even though it has been bombed in years' past by jihadi insurgents, by suicide bombers. the main struggle that the iraqi government has right now is trying to reinforce its troops who are defending targets against isis, and there are two main flashpoints right now. it's the baiji refinery, when the chairman of the u.s. joint chiefs of staff indicated is one of the most strategic places in iraq right now. it is, it controls a drat de s of iraq's economy. we've seen what the defense put
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out trying to airlift supplies to the defenders of that area after isis succeeded in captures at least portions of the compound in the last couple of days, and we're also getting reports about the iraqi government and how it's trying to send reinforcements to the embattled city of ramadi, just an hour's drive west of baghdad, where city officials were making panicked, desperate calls for assistance after isis managed to capture some eastern portions of that city in the last couple of day, and it just shows how difficult it is for the iraqi government to try to hold on territory, while also trying to reclaim territory that isis captured months ago. paula? >> sure does, ivan. thank you for your insights on that, and what could be now another example of perhaps isis widening its influence. it is now claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing in afghanistan that killed 33 people. now, local officials say children are among the dead.
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the government spokesperson says the bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front a branch in jalalabad, happening when the bank was expected to be crowded. more than 100 people were also wounded in that attack. a disturbing discovery by italian authorities rescuing migrants from the mediterranean. they found dozens of people suffering from severe burns. the migrants were apparently getting ready to board a boat in libya when a cooking gas sill d cylinder exploded killing several people. one of the refugees described the horror. >> i didn't think any -- i think they know. somebody's out getting water -- i think, like, i am dead now. somebody took off their clothes
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to get water. somebody prepare to save their lives. >> more on the victims and where they're being treated. >> reporter: from the mediterranean, this ocean of man-made misfortune, a ship of horrors. rescue team whose have saved so many poor souls this wake say they have seen nothing yet to match this suffering. migrants, mostly women, disfigured by burns from an accident onshore than cast out to sea in a sinking dinghy. the smugglers they paid had abandoned the injured and the dying to their fate. >> the traffickers would not allow them to leave and reach the hospital. so they did not get treatment for a few days, and then they were put on a boat, on a rubber dinghy, and when rescuers arrived they had spent two days at sea, but they were drifting
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away because the rubber dinghy was half deflated already. >> reporter: a baby was among the victims caught by an exploding gas cylinder as the women gathered around a cooking stove. this afternoon we watched as the injured were brought to hospital in sicily. wounds so long unattended leave lives in the balance. here the survivors will belatedly get the medical help they immediate, but despite the best efforts of surgeon, doctors say they they may live, many will bear the scars of their journey forever. the smugglers responsible have not been caught. no doubt, they're busy with their next boatload of human misery. for itv news, sicily. the man at the center of a fatal police shooting is breaking his silence saying he's still stunned he took someone's life. plus, with more u.s. states legalizing the use of marijuana,
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harris saying he confused his gun for his taser. we have more on the investigation and his credentials. >> oh -- oh, he shot me. >> reporter: 73-year-old deputy robert bates was charged with second-degree manslaughter after using his pistol instead of his stun gun killing a man. >> let me apologize to the family of mr. harris. this is the second worst thing that ever happened to me. the first worst thing. i had cancer didn't think i would get there luckily was able to go to a hospital where i had hours of surgery. i rate this as number one. on my list of things in my life that i regret. >> reporter: bates, who had been a volunteer with the tulsa
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sheriff's department several years can't explain why he confused his gun for his taser, even though they were positioned in very different locations. >> my tase sir right here. taser is right here on the front, tucked in a protective vest. my gun itself is on my side, normally to the rear. >> reporter: tonight the naacp and others are calling on the justice department to launch an external investigation following reports from the tulsa world that the tulsa sheriff's department falsified bates' training records and that three supervisors were reassigned when they refused to sign the documents. >> wa we were told is that the supervisors were told to sign off on 250 hours of training, most of that he did not have, virtually all of that he did not have, and then the supervisors at the gun range were told to sign off on his handgun qualification, even though he did not qualify. >> reporter: bates stands by his credentials saying he was fully
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qualified to be on the scene of the sting operation involving mr. harris, that he has documentation of the requirements to about deaf puty >> that is absolutely truth. i have it in writing. >> reporter: do you think these documents have been falsified? >> absolutely. and, again, i think if there were to be any records that have surfaced, which none have, okay, but i believe that mr. bates has never been trained as a, in a field training type of situation. >> reporter: ed lavandera, cnn, tulsa, oklahoma. u.s. president barack obama is blasting the senate for holding up the confirmation of loretta lynch as the next attorney general of the united states. mr. obama nominated lynch back in november. now, the senate majority leader says he won't even call a vote on lynch until democrats drop their opposition to an unrelated human trafficking bill.
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democrats object to that bill, because it contains an abortion provision. the wrangling have clearly upset the president. >> there are times where the disfunction in the senate just goes too far. this is an example of it. it's gone too far. enough. enough. call loretta lynch for a vote. get her confirmed. put her in place. let her do her job. this is embarrassing. >> think he's angry there? it's been three decades since the u.s. senate has waited such a long time for a vote on an attorney general nominee. now, the u.s. state of georgia legalized medical marijuana just this week. the new law allows the use of low thc cannabis oil for certain medication resistance disorders. now, it's called haley's hope
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act, named after 5-year-old haley cox whose parents pleaded for the bill when their daughter was having hundreds of seizures every day. georgia is the latest site tota approve marijuana. it is technically still illegal under united states law. businesses are looking to use the laws to their advantage, including the food industry. cnn's an in a cabrera has more. >> reporter: pot brown is and cannabis cookies? old school. new today. >> buttery goodness. >> baklava baked with cannabis butter, and mints, sodas and gourmet candy bars. >> this is the ridiculously sophisticated toasted rooster, a 70% cow dark chocolate coupled with papita and sea salt so it is truly a gourmet chocolate bar delivering quite the punch. >> reporter: marijuana edibles
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have become a multimillion dollar industry. >> we're in about 150 stores and we are in all corners of the state. and everywhere in between. >> reporter: companies capitalizing on the cannabis craze aren't just expanding kitchens or laboratories, they're expanding their offerings. >> one patch is $16, and this is one serving or one dose of the thc. or just the cbcs if you're going that route. >> reporter: patches and creams for pain relief. battery charged vaporizes with thc-infused oils and bath products to help with relaxation. >> it basically is a giant tea bag, and it's called hash bath. >> reporter: but the newest and perhaps most intriguing pot product we came across was a special thc sensual enhancement spray for women. >> you would, as a woman, spray the product three to four times, about 30 minutes before intimacy and it promotes everything from
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enhanced sensation, it increases blood flow. it relaxes you. >> reporter: pleasure that comes at a price. $100 for the big bottle. $50 for the smaller 10 milliliter size. do you have a return policy if somebody feels they aren't getting the full benefit? >> i would say there hasn't been anyone who's complained about the product yet. >> reporter: have you tried it? >> i have. >> reporter: yeah? >> and it works. >> reporter: yeah? jeffrey coolidge is an iraq war vet purchases peach tarts to help with his post-traumatic stress syndrome. used these before? just trying them out? >> these trying out for the first time. i know that marijuana helps with pt ptsd. >> reporter: more than 120 marijuana infused product manufacturers have been licensed since being approved in colorado. consumer are gobbling them up.
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ana cabrera, cnn, denver. and blankets china early next week, a snowstorm. at the world weather center, you know i did see these pictures and wait until you see them. i couldn't believe what you were showing me. >> astounding stuff. this is very polluted city already and you add in sand and dust, and it looks like this. video footage out of beijing. 11.5 million people, the capital of china dealing with this. picture it. the sun just gets blanketed by dust and sand. changing the sky color to orange. unbelievable stuff. unfortunately, the setup is nearly identical heading into the end of the weekend and early parts of next week. we have a low pressure system quickly moving towards the east, and that is going to allow for a northwesterly wind to develop across the northern parts of china. remember, we've got the gobi desert across this region. it will pick up sand and dust once again and bring in the possibility of another sandstorm
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sunday into monday for northern portions of china, including beijing. pay attention to chonqing. have you heard about the plane trying to circumnavigate the entire planet without refueling and without even using any petro as all? a completely solar powered plane. this has turned out to be a long and very delayed wait in eastern china, because of the weather. take a look at the footage from this particular plane. the solar impulse ii, experimental solar plane, attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel, grounded in china because of the weather. what was supposed to be an overnight pit stop stretched into a stay of more than two weeks. it's about a quarter of a way along its estimated five-month journey. now, because of the light weight of this particular airplane, it needs perfect weather conditions in order for it to fly.
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it's only 2300 kilograms, basically the weight of a door put it in comparison. a 747 you and i fly on is about 400,000 kilograms. it needs anything less than 7 kilometers of crosswind. you can imagine, paula that with winds picking up dust and sand from the gobi desert, it's not going to allow this particular plane to take off. >> no. i certainly hope they have a team of meteorologists in tow to make sure they are safe on that journey, and i know you'll continue to keep us on top of that jrn journey many are keepi close eye on. fascinating. >> thanks. china's newest military-grade runway on the disputed south china sea. stills tegan last month and publish first thursday. several countries including china claim control of the island chain. china's military defense has not commented on the krugz.
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i'm paula newton. thanks for joining us on "cnn newsroom." top stories we're following this hour. three of five arrested australian teenagers now released after authorities accused them of plotting an isis-inspired terror attack on police officers. prime minister tony abbott says they conduct add series of raids
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in melbourne after learning the attack could have come within the next week. isis is claiming responsibility for an attack that killed 33 people after a suicide bombing in afghanistan, including children. a government spokesperson says the bomber was on a motorbike and he blew himself up in front of a bank in jalalabad. more than 100 people were wounded in that attack. isis is also claiming responsibility for a deadly car bombing in erbil, iraq. the terror group says it was targeting the u.s. consulate. at least four people can killed and 18 injured. erbil is the capital of iraqi card st kurdistan and generally considered a safe city. and the isis bombing in northern iraq. the u.s. state department says all consulate personnel in erbil are safe and accounted for, but the attack is the latest incident threatening to draw the u.s. further into the fight against isis. cnn's global affairs correspondent has more. >> reporter: a brazen attack. detonating a car bomb outside the entrance to the american
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consulate in erbil leaving at least four dead. images posted on social media show flames and smoke rising near the compound, home to hundreds of american diplomats and personnel. >> the duck and cover protocol was activated at the u.s. consulate. all chief of mission personnel accounted for. no reports of injures to chief of mission personnel. >> reporter: as it continues its push through the sunni dominated anbar province, new propaganda video released storming a checkpoint connecting twoky cities in anbar. and it is waging a fierce battle in ra pawed ramadi, 70 miles fr baghdad. seizing villages and destroying bridges to choke off the city. even as more than half of ramadi's 300,000 residents fled the fighting -- america's top military officer minimized the city's importance. >> the city itself is, it's not
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symbolic in any way. it's not been declared, you know, part of the caliphate on one hand or central to the future of iraq. >> reporter: the u.s. is dedicating more resources to the fight over the strategic town of baiji, home to iraq's largest oil refinery and key to denying isis income. just a day earlier, isis released video of insurgent clashes in baiji. if t the iraq government has yet to show claims today its forces took full krog of tcontrol of t >> back and forth. you will see instances they move into retreat and elsewhere on the offense in isil, the ones in caravans, heading out. >> reporter: today the iraqi government announced its forces killed former baathist leader ezzat ibrahim al douri seen here in a military parade in 2003. the deputy of saddam hussein later linked to isis.
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al douri was the king of clubs in the deck of cards of the u.s. most wanted members of the iraqi regime before the fall of saddam hussein. just in the last two days, the u.s.-led coalition launched fire air strikes and only two near ramadi. blasting general dempsey for disregarding ramadi's strategic importance calling it an insult to those killed in iraq battles al qaeda there and a gross mischaracterization of the situation on the ground down. general dempsey, senator mccain said, is in denial. iran is marking its national army day by flexing its military might for the world to see. kicking off feastiveties. showcases military ware made in
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iran including anti-aircraft n guns and a wheeled tanks. and xenophobia continues to grip the country. some south africans accuse african immigrants of taking their jobs and committing crimes and now six people are dead because of that violence. we were on the ground in johannesburg as attacks unfolded there. [ chanting ] >> reporter: prepped for battle, these zulu men make fierce enemies. and the police aren't taking chances. police have been firing rubber bullets. there is a crowd, south african zulus here. gathering there burning the shops. and there areer over that way.
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they have control in respect a crowd of anxious nigerians argue with police. desperate to recover their cars. this south african man led a away by police after he was found inside the work shop. this is what happened to a nigerian car repair shop overnight. livelihoods made over years of hard work lost in a few hours. this man worked here. his job is now gone and he's scared. >> in the last few days, the fight, they tell us they're going to kill us. we should go back to our country. and they are trying to attack people. throw bricks on us, and we are not safe. >> reporter: to now, police are trying to make sure the two
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sides don't meet, but it's friday. the men with jobs get paid today. the smell of beer is powerful. it could be a rough night. jean-pierre is trying to mediate between the two sides. he says foreigners are scapegoats for broader economic grievances which do have a legitimate basis. >> their leaders, the government, they want them to pay attention to them, to listen to their problem, but government, after the election, they don't care about the people, the community, especially the affected community in south africa. >> reporter: the president says he's addressing those issues as he promised to do everything possible to stop the attacks but it's been about eight years since xenophobic crowds, and face daily harassment and the culprits are rarely punished.
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they question whether these xenophobic attacks are a symptom of a more institutional assault against foreigners. those who hoped south africa would bring them peace and pross party. prosperity. for cnn, johannesburg. a suspected mexican drug cartel leader's arrest sparks deadly gun fights and burning road blocks in mexico. it happened in an area borders the united states. on friday mexican authorities say they captured a cartel leader. the capture set off gun fight between cartel members and authorities. the gunmen blocked off parts of the city with burning vehicle. lee suspected cartel members died in the gunfight. self more detained. parts of mexico remain in a violent battle between rivals from the gulf cartel and lozetos. and arrested in canada
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accused of gang raping a woman. members of the royal hockey team and been in halifax for a tournament. the assault happened last week at a postgame party at cfb air force sheerwater in canada. the men are due back in court monday. two decade later, wounds remain for many who lived through the oklahoma city bombing. you'll hear from people forever changed by that attack, and why one man who knew about the deadly plan is walking free.
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a poignant ceremony as germany's president says the country is in enormous shock
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over last month's crash of a german passenger plane. chancellor angela merkel among the dignitaries who attended a state memorial service friday. relatives of the 150 victims filled cologne's historic cathedral for emotional tributes. sunday marks 20 years since 168 lives met a violent death after the truck exploded outside the alfred p. murrah federal building in oklahoma city. 20 years the parents of 19 children have been deprived of watching them grow up. a memorial stands at the site honoring those who lost their lives in the attack and the hundreds injured. a loss that day has often been described as absolutely sensely and it's difficult to make sense of a part of the story you may not be aware of. a ma hoon could have stopped it all is today a free man. gary tuchman has more. >> it is an amazing sight.
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a six-story building and one-half of the building is sheared away. >> reporter: one week after the oklahoma city bombing and after timoney mcveigh's friend his friend talked to cnn in his hometown of kingman, arizona. >> i do not believe tim blew up any building in oklahoma. there is nothing for me to look back upon and say, yeah, that might have been -- i should have seen it back then. it was nothing like that. >> reporter: every one of those words a complete lie. michael mcguire would soon become for the hetier's attorne know about the whole plan to blow up the building. >> timothy mcveigh, executed in 2001, accomplice terry nichols in prison for life and michael fortier, neither of those things. in fact, it's a secret where he is. how is that possible? a man who admitted to not only
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knowing about the plan but admitted casing the murrah federal building with mcveigh, knew how the bomb was built and where the explosive material was purchased. how is it he's not now in prison it is at the least controversial and complicated. his lawyer illustrated these charts back in 1995 at fortier told wham he knew. >> this diagram is the actual diagram tim drew out on a piece of paper what he called a shape charge. >> these are the barrels of explosives? >> this is how they would be set inside the truck. >> we've seen a number of small children being carried, bleeding heavily from the face. >> reporter: the bombing remains the deadliest home-grown terrorist attack in u.s. history. 168 people killed including 19 children. today the site of the murrah building is a memorial and museum. michael fortier could have taken the information learned from mcveigh, told authorities and stopped the bombing plot in its tracks but chose not to do so
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and 168 people were murdered. so what is he doing today? michael fortier is a free man. he didn't think mcveigh would actually carry out the plan, agreed a plea bargain testifying before mcveigh and nichols. served ten years in prison and released almost a deck cod ago. he has a new identity and new home because he's in the federal witness protection plan. he occasionally calls his lawyer. can you tell us where he's living, what his name is? >> no. >> reporter: but still married, to the same woman. >> yes. >> reporter: has children? >> yes. >> reporter: how many children? >> two. >> reporter: does he live a normal life? >> no. he'll never be able to live a normal life. >> reporter: in witness protection, given a new identity. presumably his neighbors don't know anything about his background? >> i probably can't comment on that. >> reporter: when you say he's not living a normal life what do
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you mean by that? because of traumas of the past or things that happen in the present? >> traumas of the past. the rick to him. >> reporter: brothers aaron and elijah, two of the children killed in the murrah building's day-care center. their grandmother. >> it makes me angry to know he's enjoying life, and all of those people are dead, and -- and we are still suffering. >> i had broken ribs, punctured lung, and looked like i'd been beating with a baseball bat. >> reporter: pra cilia wsi pris in the building. she is angry but thinks his testimony was important. >> his life is going on but i feel in the end he'll have to face judgment. that's my faith. >> reporter: fortier was dishonest and self-righteous when he talked to us. >> judge not for you shall be judged. >> reporter: 20 years later. >> does he feel guilt 168 people
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